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Anne Frank and the TCRGs

Amsterdam proved to be very crowded this past week with lots of tourists but that didn’t stop us from fitting in some sightseeing between our shows! Shaun Kelly and I braved the crowds and stood in line for an hour and a half to see Anne Franks house, it was well worth the wait. Walking up the steps to the secret annex was very surreal. I couldn’t believe that we were in the very same rooms that she and her family hid in for two whole years during the second world war. Our favorite part was being able to see her actual diary. If you ever make it to Amsterdam, we highly recommend a visit, no matter how long you have to wait in line!


This week on tour marked a momentous occasion for two of our cast members. Katie Hands and Sarah Woods passed their TCRG’s. Becoming a TCRG means that they are now certified Irish dance instructors with the An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha in Dublin Ireland. In order to become a registered TCRG you have to pass a rigorous test proving your knowledge and skills in the traditional dances and your ability to teach others. Once passing there is a graduation ceremony at the World Championships of Irish dance, which happened to be this past week in London England. Because Sarah and Katie were on tour in Amsterdam we decided to throw them a mini graduation ceremony of our own to celebrate their great achievement!



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